Thursday, September 24, 2009

BioTime KeyNote Presentation China Beijing Summit

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

H.P.’s Bet in Buying E.D.S. Seems a Winner -

H.P.’s Bet in Buying E.D.S. Seems a Winner - "In the services business, if cost-cutting and price are the only levers you have to compete, it’s not sustainable,” said Dave Liederbach, the general manager of I.B.M.’s outsourcing business. “The chaos that results in a client situation will be severe."

Monday, September 21, 2009

BTIM is up 25% today on Significantly higher volume... something is definitely cooking...
+1.15 (25.56%)
Delayed: 2:13PM EDT

here are some of the points from the report

1. The average and median age of company founders when they started their current companies was 40.

2. 95.1 percent of respondents themselves had earned bachelor’s degrees, and 47 percent had more advanced degrees.

3. Less than 1 percent came from extremely rich or extremely poor backgrounds

4. 15.2% of founders had a sibling that previously started a business.

5. 69.9 percent of respondents indicated they were married when they launched their first business. An additional 5.2 percent were divorced, separated, or widowed.

6. 59.7 percent of respondents indicated they had at least one child when they launched their first business, and 43.5 percent had two or more children.

7. The majority of the entrepreneurs in the sample were serial entrepreneurs. The average number of businesses launched by respondents was approximately 2.3.

8. 74.8 percent indicated desire to build wealth as an important motivation in becoming an entrepreneur.

9. Only 4.5 percent said the inability to find traditional employment was an important factor in starting a business.

10. Entrepreneurs are usually better educated than their parents.

11. Entrepreneurship doesn’t always run in the family. More than half (51.9 percent) of respondents were the first in their families to launch a business.

12. The majority of respondents (75.4 percent) had worked as employees at other companies for more than six years before launching their own companies.

Which of the above surprises you the most and alters your mental model of what entrepreneurs are like?

Patent Auctions Offer Protections to Inventors -

Patent Auctions Offer Protections to Inventors - "Wrangling over patents is beginning to move out of the courtroom and into the marketplace. A flurry of new companies and investment groups has sprung up to buy, sell, broker, license and auction patents."

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Porvoo Group

Porvoo Group: "The Porvoo Group is an international cooperative network whose primary goal is to promote a trans-national, interoperable electronic identity based on PKI technology (Public Key Infrastructure) and smart cards and chip ID cards, in order to help ensure secure public and private sector e-transactions in Europe. The Group also promotes the introduction of interoperable certificates and technical specifications, the mutual, cross-border acceptance of identification and authentication mechanisms, as well as cross-border, online access to administrative services.�"
It appears that something may be cooking in the area of Regenerative Medecine....

this stock has run up significantly over the last few days... BTIM (its a "penny stock" - OTC, but its current value ain't anywhere near a penny) ... plus it seems that their CEO is presenting in China - turning down a slot at the premier Stem Cell Summit in Maryland that conflicts with that date, is very qualified in the field, look at his bio to see his track record at other similar companies that are publicly listed. Some very advanced research coming up in China (see the video on ) ... they have not suffered from the stemcell research ban, which is now being repealed by Obama ...If you dig around a bit you'll also find stories on stem cell therapies that are already being successfully undertaken in China.

Have not studied their financials as yet ... if his last presentation is true, then this stock would be classified as a rule breaker....

This Company’s Failure Clears Your Path to Real Stem Cell Fortunes

This Company’s Failure Clears Your Path to Real Stem Cell Fortunes: "The company has already announced the discovery and successful creation of various cell types, including cartilage cells. Recently, as you know, the platform won the biggest grant in the history of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine"
The company is BIOTIME : BTIM

Preoccupations - Jim Remsik - For Writing Software, a Buddy System -

Preoccupations - Jim Remsik - For Writing Software, a Buddy System - "Our style of working is called pair programming, which has been popular for years in some software design companies. Two of us sit side by side at a computer workstation to develop a program that is the backbone of an interactive Web site."